|Some of the cameos in my collection|
I am always on the lookout for cameos in thrift stores and secondhand shops. After discovering Etsy, I would buy unset cameos I liked, then find the perfect setting for them.
|Cameos made from finds on Etsy|
I started wishing that there was some way to choose the colors used in the cameos and settings, to customize the jewelry I loved so much. So, I started researching how cameos are made. Most factory-made cameos are produced with resin, plastic, or stone. I discovered that people who make custom cameos usually use resin or polymer clay. Both of these methods use molds, usually made of flexible silicone. I decided to learn how to make my own cameos using polymer clay and molds (both purchased and self-made). That was about three months ago, and my obsession has already exploded into my favorite new hobby. I now make my own cameos and settings out of polymer clay, in every color imaginable.
|Dead Elvis cameos in every color!|